Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry (3 years) [BSc]

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Selected entry requirements


Grades AAB including chemistry and one other science or mathematics subject. 

There is a requirement to pass the practical assessment in the newly reformed science A Levels.

Duration of A-level study: Your application will be considered against the standard selection process of your chosen course if you either:

a) sat your examinations early;


b) followed an accelerated curriculum and spent three years studying A-levels where the examinations were taken over two years.

If you are studying an advanced curriculum where the examinations are spread over three years, consideration for an offer will be at the discretion of the admissions tutor for that subject.


AS-level results are not typically considered as part of the standard admissions process at The University of Manchester, however if you hold 2 AS Levels in science subjects and/or mathematics in place of a third A Level please contact the Admissions Office for further information. These AS-level requirements will continue to apply for applicants holding newly reformed qualifications in England.

Subjects welcomed but not normally included as part of the standard offer: General Studies

Unit grade information:

The University of Manchester welcomes the provision of unit information where available.  Like all other information provided by applicants this may be taken into consideration when assessing your application.  Unit grades will not normally form part of an offer conditions.


The University does not have a blanket policy on preferred subjects at GCSE, aside from English language and mathematics which are required at a minimum of Grade C or above (Grade 4 for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England). For a degree in chemistry, we also require GCSEs in science subjects with good grades at a minimum of Grade C or above (Grade 4 for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England).

Applied GCSE mathematics courses (e.g. WJEC Mathematics - Numeracy) are not accepted for entry to a chemistry course.

International Baccalaureate:

35 points overall with grades of 6,6,5  in 3 Higher Level subjects to include chemistry and one other science or mathematics. If English is not offered as one of the Diploma subjects (SL or HL) then a score of 6.0 at IELTS (or an equivalent approved qualification) must be offered.

Alternative entry requirements

Alternative entry requirements exist for this course. You may view these by selecting from the list below.

English language:

Minimum grade C in GCSE English language (Grade 4 for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England). IELTS - minimum 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any component. TOEFL - minimum 80 (internet-based).

English language test validity: Some English language test results are only valid for two years. Your English language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

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